WIC

What is WIC?
WIC is a federal program whose mission is to improve the life long health and nutrition status of pregnant women, new mothers, infants, and young children by providing nutrition and health education, breast feeding support, nutrient rich supplemental food, and health and social service referrals. Services are free.

WIC Nutrition Program doesn't discriminate.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) (PDF) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: 

Mail:   U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
Email:    program.intake@usda.gov
Fax:   (202) 690-7442

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Washington State WIC Nutrition Program Doesn't Discriminate.
 


What will you receive from WIC?

Summary of Approved Foods
  • Baby cereal and food
  • Baby formula
  • Breakfast cereal
  • Cheese
  • Child nutritionals
  • Canned beans
  • Dry beans/ peas/ lentils
  • Eggs
  • Fish
  • Fresh fruits and veggies
  • Juice
  • Milk
  • Goat milk
  •  Yogurt
  • Peanut butter
  • Soy beverage
  • Tofu
  • Whole Grains:
    • brown rice
    • bulgur
    • oatmeal
    • tortillas
    • 100% whole wheat bread
    • 100% whole wheat hamburger and hot dog buns

Breastfeeding support and breast pumps are available for nursing moms. Please ask WIC staff about this service.

All approved foods meet the selected criteria of the United States Department of Agriculture, and:
  • Are readily available in retail food stores
  • Offer variety and versatility
  • Have high nutrient density
  • Have broad appeal
  • Are easy to use by clients
  • Are relatively low in cost
  • Support farmers in the United States
The WIC office is currently distributing special vouchers to spend up to $48 per family (eligibility requirements) at any Farmers Market with participating vendors in Washington State until the end of October. This is a first come, first served benefit for a limited number of families. Learn more here.

Who is Eligible for WIC?

People with the following circumstances are eligible for WIC:
1) You or your family must be one of the following:
          -Pregnant or Postpartum women
          -Children up to 5 years of age
2) You must live in the state of Washington.
3) Your family income must be within the income guidelines 

Hours of Operation at Walla Walla Site
8-12 and 1-5 Monday – Thursday
8-12 , Friday
Closed Friday afternoon
Closed weekends and holidays.

Hours of Operation at Brotje Orchard Site
Please call 509-524-2680 for dates and times

Contact us directly at 509-524-2680, Fax 509-524-2678

WIC staff offer bilingual services in English and Spanish. 
El personal de WIC ofrecen servicios bilingües en Inglés y Español